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Displaying items by tag: Candle

Thursday, 07 February 2013 09:12

Lindeman leaps up to CCO at FrontRange

IT service management specialist FrontRange has promoted Steve Lindeman to the newly created position of Chief Customer Officer (CCO).

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 16:16

Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

By the end of last year Australia had around 700 too many ICT managers, and 2,700 too few ICT professionals. It's the classic case of too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 16:17

Clarius profit tanks as economy softens

Listed recruitment firm Clarius Group has issued a warning to the Australian Stock Exchange that its net profit after tax for the six months to the end of 2011 will fall in the range $1.2-1.4 million, well down on the previous comparable period profit of $2.4 million. The sharemarket didn't like the news one iota.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 28 November 2011 15:20

In the summertime turn your CV to hot

First the brutal stuff; if you're an out of work IT professional, you're probably not going to find the right job this side of Christmas and contractors should take what they can find. The flip side is you can relax and enjoy the summer - as long as you carve some time to freshen up the CV, line up good strong referees, polish up your soft skills and dry clean your suit ready for a February kick off.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 06:19

Skills shortage drops dead

It now seems safe to state categorically that courtesy of the economy and tumbling business confidence Australia's IT skills shortage is well and truly over and will stay so for the remainder of 2011 and well into the first quarter of 2012.

Published in Recruitment
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 10:24

Candle lights up in Hong Kong

IT recruitment business Candle has announced the first of what is expected to grow into a network of South East Asian branches, with the opening of an office in Hong Kong. Initially intended to service existing clients in Australia looking for people for their Asian operations, the office will ultimately act as a conduit for Asian contractors wishing to work in Australia.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 01 August 2011 07:46

IT salaries spike despite market jitters

Jittery business sentiment is leading to an increase in demand for contract IT staff, as companies continue to shy away from increasing their permanent headcount, prompting 'ridiculous' fee spikes of up to 30 per cent in some areas of the IT skills market.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 18 April 2011 07:32

Banks and NBN mop up IT skills

Demand for IT staff edged back into skills shortage territory during the March quarter as big bank projects and the NBN slow burn mopped up any excess capacity.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 07:06

Salaries stagnate as States recover

Anyone expecting the much vaunted IT skills shortage to lead to a salary surge will be profoundly disappointed as ICT salaries continue to stagnate in almost all geographies and across all positions.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 17:45

Skills shortage spruikers spark salary swell

IT recruiters have spent the first few weeks of the year spruiking IT skills shortages, and employers will be among the first to feel the effect. A survey released today by workforce specialist Chandler McLeod suggests that IT professionals now believe they can earn $175,000 a year as a result of the perceived shortages.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:49

IT outperforms overall job market

By the end of November demand for IT skills had risen 33.21 per cent on an annualised basis - well above the 26.85 per cent in the overall jobs market, suggesting it's time to finally break out some seasonal good cheer.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:58

Skills dip pressures government 457 rules

Recruitment company Candle has again called on the Government to revise the rules governing 457 visas, in order to allow recruitment companies to bring in skilled people from overseas, and bench them until a suitable position can be found. Only then will major IT projects such as the NBN, e-health initiatives and banking revamps be able to access skills when and where they need them.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:40

Skills shortage sharpens, salaries surge

The long anticipated IT skills shortage has re-emerged with a shortfall of 2,800 people recorded in the September Clarius Skills Index and signs that salaries have started to rise - in some cases by up to 20 per cent.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:10

Canberra IT jobs face arid future

Hopes that the Canberra IT jobs market might reignite post election have been dashed by the capital's biggest IT recruitment agency which has warned it could be March before demand picks up if the election delivers a change of government.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 02 August 2010 07:44

Candle lights on new brand strategy

Recruitment business Candle has kicked off its brand refresh which general manager Linda Trevor promised when she joined the firm 10 weeks ago, as it strives to reclaim the number one IT recruitment slot.

Published in Recruitment

Clarius Group has appointed Linda Trevor as the new Executive General Manager of Candle ICT, the technology arm of the listed recruitment firm. Ms Trevor takes up the position formerly held by David Stewart, who unexpectedly left Candle in February after just 18 months in the role.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:03

CEO scramble continues in recruitment sector

The musical chairs playing out in the IT recruitment game continue with former Candle CEO David Stewart reappearing at Clicks IT Recruitment and Peter Acheson being named CEO of Peoplebank Australia.

Published in Recruitment
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 06:21

NBN skills demand to kick along IT salaries

After being hung out to dry by the GFC triggered downturn, demand for IT skills is on the march, and with NBN Co predicted to enter the recruitment market in earnest from May, salaries are tipped to rise too.

Published in Recruitment
Monday, 26 October 2009 13:20

ICT jobs market tentatively on road to recovery

The ICT jobs market in Australia is already emerging from the financial downturn with Candle ICT, in its September Clarius Index, forecasting that a recovery in the market is likely within the next six months.

Published in Recruitment
The bottom in ICT employment has been reached and demand for skilled jobs is once again on the rise, according to the latest market survey from a major technology recruiter. The news adds to a growing list of evidence of a return to health of the ICT jobs scene.

Published in Enterprise Staff

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